Celebrate Black History Month in the Hamptons: “FROM AFRICA TO ABSTRACT: Journey of a People Through Art and Image” at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968, (631) 287-4377.
Six African-American artists are featured in a new exhibit to celebrate Black History Month at the Southampton Cultural Center. Called “From Africa to Abstract: Journey of a People Through Art and Image” the works of Brent Bailer, Rosa Hanna Scott, Jacquelyn Flowers, Tina Andrews, Dianne Smith, and Danny Simmons showcase abstracts, sculptures, pastels, mixed media and representational works which together chart the African-American experience in America.
Guest curator Tina Andrews gathered the artists from Washington, DC, Harlem, Brooklyn and East Hampton to expose their works to east end audiences. Says Andrews “It’s an exciting, soulful exhibit filled with not only works which envisage our slave past, but abstracts and photos which visualize the present and promise of a post racial future. I urge everyone to come out and see it.”
“From Africa to Abstract: Journey of a People Through Art and Image” is on exhibit from January 29 through March 4, 2014. Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968, (631) 287-4377…southamptonculturalcenter.org
cover art: Brent Bailer…Courtsey www.brentbailer.com